Manchester United Opinion: Why Wilfred Ndidi will be a top fit at United?

Back in April 2018, the Daily Mail claimed Manchester United were one of the Premier League clubs interested in Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi.

Wilfred Ndidi, 22, has established himself as one of the hottest midfield prospects in the Premier League with his consistent displays for Leicester City over the past two seasons. But it is quite fascinating that the Nigerian international doesn’t get the praises he deserves.

The midfield powerhouse has played 32 games in the league, scoring two goals so far this season. Ndidi has again impressed in Leicester colours which should prompt Manchester United to reignite their interest and sign him in the summer.

Wilfred Ndidi

Manchester United have given the manager’s job to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis until June 2022 and the Norwegian will be looking to bring back the glory days at the club with several key signings in the summer. The Metro claims Solskjaer is ready to offload as many as six players in what will be a massive summer overhaul ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

The 46-year-old will be handed significant funds to spend in the transfer window regardless of whether the team qualifies for Champions League next season or not. And Solskjaer wants to reinforce at full-back, centre-back, central midfield and wide midfield with funds raised from the sales of six players, adds the report.

As far as midfield is concerned, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata’s deals are expiring at the end of the season and while the duo are negotiating new deals, there’s little guarantee that either will stay. If Herrera and Mata leave, United will be left with Paul Pogba, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay as options in central midfield.

Wilfred Ndidi

If Solskjaer’s red army are to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool for the title next season, they need to bolster their midfield options. They need a replacement for Matic as the Serb doesn’t quite fit Solskjaer’s style of play at Old Trafford. That being said, Wilfred Ndidi would be a straight upgrade for Matic.

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Ndidi is a midfield general who can be destroyer, dictator of the game and score long-range belters for his team. An excellent tackler, the Nigerian reads the game very well and positions himself accordingly to snuff out the danger before it turns bigger. He is a very good passer of the ball and knows to keep things simple when required.


The former Genk man will be fantastic for United, who need a disciplined, composed engine-room technician to break up play and dictate the flow of the game. Hence, the Red Devils should do everything in their powers to sign Ndidi in the summer.


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